IBPS PO 2021: Best Books To Study For The Upcoming IBPS Exam

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Fri, 28 May 2021 11:09 PM IST


We'll also hunt for IBPS PO study materials to assist hopefuls in passing the test.
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Throughout the year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts a number of bank tests. The IBPS PO test, which is used to recruit Probationary Officers for public sector banks, is one of these exams.

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These probationary officers compose the PSBs' managerial core and go on to become the country's top bankers. The best IBPS PO books will be discussed in this article. We'll also hunt for IBPS PO study materials to assist hopefuls in passing the test.

IBPS PO Subjects
The bank PO examination is conducted in two stages, the prelims, and mains. The syllabus and subjects have considerable overlap between the two. This means that preparation for the prelims and mains can be combined. The following subjects are covered in the IBPS PO exam:

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IBPS PO Prelims:
  • English Language: 30 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 Questions
  • Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions
IBPS PO Mains:
  • English Language: 35 Objective and 2 Descriptive questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 objective type questions
  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 objective type questions
  • General Awareness, Economy and Banking: 40 objective type questions
The syllabus for both the examinations is mainly common for English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

Best Books for IBPS PO

The best books for IBPS PO cover the syllabus of the exam thoroughly. They are easy to understand and present material relevant to the IBPS PO syllabus and also give ample practice questions. Here is a subject-wise list of the best IBPS PO preparation books:

English Language: Though no books apart from the traditional IBPS guides seem relevant to the PO exam at first glance, almost all the concepts covered in both stages of the examination are from these books:

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin. Reading this book will also improve the knowledge level and proficiency in the English language. This book is also relevant for the

English descriptive test in the IBPS Probationary Officer main exam.

How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis

Reading Comprehension, Ordering of Sentences, Ordering of Words and Cloze Test by Dilip Khushwaha

Quantitative Aptitude: There is a multitude of books available for the Quantitative Aptitude section of the syllabus as it is common to PO and management entrance exams. However, the best books for this subject are

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Agarwal

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar

Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goyal

Reasoning Ability: Even though this subject is combined with Computer Aptitude in the Mains exam, it should be prepared separately. The best books for this subject are:

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Agrawal

A New Approach to Reasoning by B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey

Computer Aptitude: The Computer Aptitude Syllabus for IBPS is not very large. This subject is included in the mains exam. Primarily composed of activities and tools we use every day in modern offices, the following book is sufficient for the subject:

Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant

General Awareness, Economy and Banking: This subject has comparatively broad coverage. For this reason, preparation should be done through newspapers, weekly current affairs magazines and books. The questions on current affairs are mostly asked from events within 3-4 months before the examination. Some useful books for this subject are:

India Year Book by Publications Division, Government of India

Banking Awareness by B.K Raut and S.R Behera

Apart from these books, The Hindu and Indian Express are good sources of information on the latest developments. The focus should be on the business and world news sections of these newspapers.

Pratiyogita Darpan (Monthly Edition)

The above-mentioned books are more than enough to pass the public sector bank PO exam. Aspirants should fully read these IBPS PO books and practise answering MCQs. It is advisable to tackle a few previous years' IBPS exam papers once the entire syllabus has been covered. The focus of the revision should be on the weak areas discovered when solving those papers.

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The best IBPS books and study material, together with a sound preparation strategy and dedication, will ensure exam success.

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